Thompson slugs fourth home run of the season for PLU

April 12, 2015

Tyler Thompson baseball

Tyler Thompson

The renaissance continues for Pacific Lutheran University baseball player Tyler Thompson of Anchorage.

The junior third baseman pushed his batting average to .319 after 29 games, a big improvement on the .211 he hit in 38 games last season.

That makes him a strong candidate to win comeback player of the year in the Northwest Conference. His turnaround has been staggering and impressive.

“I learned to relax, I guess,” he told me. “This year I kind of just let myself go. I just go up there and hit. I’m not thinking too much. I’m not putting pressure on myself. I’m just playing my game.”

Thompson, of Dimond High fame, went 2-for-3 with his fourth home run of the season in today’s 9-2 win over Puget Sound in NCAA D3 action in Washington.

He went 5-for-15 with 5 RBIs in the four-game series.

Thompson leads PLU in doubles [10], homers [4] and RBIS [26].